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22 hours ago
Opponents of dollar stores argue that dollar stores are the mortal enemy of grocery stores. Is this really true?
Michael Lewyn
Feature
5 days ago
A case of mistaken identity has embroiled California in election controversy, as claims of bias and misinformation swirl around Prop 13 (2020), Prop 13 (1978), and an anticipated "split roll" initiative.
James Brasuell
Blog post
February 13, 2020, 5am PST
Many jurisdictions have vehicle miles traveled (VMT) reduction targets, intended to reduce congestion and pollution. They can also provide large but often overlooked traffic safety benefits.
Todd Litman
Feature
February 10, 2020, 12pm PST
William Riggs, assistant professor at the University of San Francisco School of Management, predicts the trends that will continue an ongoing revolution in transportation.
William Riggs
Blog post
February 10, 2020, 6am PST
Is the existence of vacant apartments an excuse not to build new housing?
Michael Lewyn
Blog post
February 9, 2020, 9am PST
Planners can expect changes in the energy industry to influence preparations for the future of cities and communities.
Kayla Matthews
Blog post
February 6, 2020, 6am PST
Sergio Peña, of El Colegio de la Frontera Norte in Mexico, writes about a recent article he authored in the Journal of Planing Education and Research.
JPER
Feature
January 30, 2020, 12pm PST
Lee D. Einsweiler, principal and co-founder of Code Studio, offers practiced insight on the relationship between planning and implementation, as well as guidance for a fulfilling career navigating the two.
James Brasuell
Blog post
January 28, 2020, 5am PST
Urban analytics has the potential to benefit both planners and the world. Here' are a few ways that new data-based approaches can open new levels of analysis and understanding.
Kayla Matthews
Blog post
January 15, 2020, 10am PST
Some urbanism commentators suggest that gentrification is the result of a "rent gap" between actual and potential rent. How should this theory affect zoning policy?
Michael Lewyn
Feature
January 12, 2020, 11am PST
The adaptive nature of cities is exemplified once again, by the self-organizing response of street networks after transformative changes.
Fanis Grammenos
Blog post
January 10, 2020, 5am PST
Anaid Yerena of the University of Washington, Tacoma writes about a recent article she authored in the Journal of Planning Education and Research.
JPER
Feature
January 9, 2020, 7am PST
Planetizen Managing Editor James Brasuell tries to predict the big ideas and trends that will dominate the discussion about the future of land use, planning, and development in the first year of the new decade.
James Brasuell
Blog post
January 6, 2020, 8am PST
In the absence of more enlightened policies, technological change is as likely to increase pollution as to decrease pollution.
Michael Lewyn
Feature
December 31, 2019, 11am PST
Planetizen's annual list of the best of the planning Internet gives a taste of the technological and editorial milieu of the urban planning Internet at the beginning of a new decade.
James Brasuell
Blog post
December 30, 2019, 5am PST
A few examples from around the world illustrate the power of crowdsourcing to expand the scope of scientific inquiry.
Kayla Matthews
Feature
December 27, 2019, 1pm PST
The most-read news, features, and blogs on Planetizen in 2019.
James Brasuell
Blog post
December 23, 2019, 9am PST
Despite headlines to the contrary, the nation's most urbanized places appear to have gained thirtysomethings in recent years.
Michael Lewyn
Blog post
December 23, 2019, 8am PST
Transportation planning decisions often involve trade-offs between various economic impacts, including direct user costs, and various external costs imposed on other people. All of these impacts should be considered in planning analysis.
Todd Litman
Feature
December 17, 2019, 2pm PST
Long considered beneath serious attention by design and planning elites, suburban settlements in the United States are emerging as key arenas to address crucial environmental, economic, and social issues.
Michael Mehaffy
Blog post
December 17, 2019, 9am PST
Proptech (a portmanteau of property and technology) promises to change the world of development and planning.
Kayla Matthews